[mythtv-users] Play Myth recordings on a Windows box

Scott Alfter mythtv at salfter.dyndns.org
Thu Nov 1 23:58:25 UTC 2007

Ryan Freng wrote:
> A good place to start would be to install the divx codecs.

Better yet would be ffdshow...it handles Divx (among other formats) and isn't a
closed ripoff of open-source code.  It also handles many more formats than
Divx, including MPEG-2 (the biggie if you want to watch HD recordings, or
recordings made with a PVR-x50) and H.264.

> If you don't want all the overhead of Windows Media Player you should
> check out VLC:
> http://www.free-codecs.com/download/VideoLAN.htm

Media Player Classic is another trimmed-down player you can use that will still
have access to any DirectShow codecs.  It's not too different from Windows
Media Player 6.4, which still exists on most Windows boxen.

> There is also a good codec pack that will play just about any video
> file, get it here:
> http://www.free-codecs.com/download/XP_Codec_Pack.htm

"Codec packs" are the last thing you want to install if you value the stability
(such as it is) of your Windows box.  ffdshow handles every format your MythTV
box will generate, and most of what you can download.


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